a love letter for the moon in cancer
they say feel what you feel but not everyone is as brave as you. they say be real but not everyone knows how to love that way.
remind me again how belonging can be a choice, not controlled by shared values, shared vision, or shared history. remind me how to be mother and child, nurtured and nurturer, again.
you remind me where I come from when I forget. not because you want to keep me there, but because you have been with me through it all & want me to remember who I am.
you remember where I’m coming from because you were there, too. I’m not talking about places & time, I’m talking about being & feeling.
I love the way you wax & wane into presence. I love your commitment to each moment. I love the way you hold the past like the moon holds memories—but is somehow brand new every night. I love the way you learn to give it all away & get it all back again.
thank you for being tenacious & tender enough to access unconditional love. thank you for the acceptance that creates belonging anywhere & everywhere. thank you for birthing new life with your love.
the moon entered cancer Sunday & will be there until Tuesday morning. in honor of the moon, ruler of cancer, I am shouting out the belonging, remembrance, & care I’ve found in the Turtle Tank Free Community School community. they have changed my life in ways I’m already blown away by & ways I have yet to imagine. con mucho mucho amor to all the cancer moons in my life that fill me with sweetness & care.
ultimate gratitude to La Luna themselves for being a constant companion in times when no one else can see me & a messenger when I’m listening for what no one else can hear.